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SNL’s Kenan Thompson, Wife Christina Evangeline Split After 14 Years


Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson.
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It’s over. After greater than 14 years collectively, Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline have formally referred to as it quits.

“Kenan and Christina are utterly amicable,” a supply solely tells Us Weekly, claiming the duo “formally” separated in November 2020. “They continue to be shut as coparents and have remained very shut all through the separation.”

The insider notes that the break up was a “mutual determination” between the estranged couple, who tied the knot at Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium in 2011.

“Being married for 11 years, collectively for 14, modifications plenty of issues. They actually simply grew aside and needed various things,” the supply says, including, “There’s nothing juicy about why they break up.”

The 43-year-old comic sees his estranged spouse, 33, “nearly every single day nonetheless” when Thompson is on the town and the duo usually “go to dinners simply the 2 of them,” per the insider.

Whereas neither Thompson nor Evangeline have “formally filed for divorce” as of now, the supply tells Us, “It may possibly occur quickly.”

Regardless of when the pair submit the paperwork, the Good Burger star plans to remain concerned in his children’ lives.

“Kenan’s very energetic in his daughters’ lives. He’s a tremendous father, particularly given his schedule and obligations,” the insider provides. “The children spend majority of the time with their mother however he at all times makes certain to see them.”

The Saturday Evening Dwell star has been devoted to his job all through his relationship with Evangeline, returning to New York Metropolis in the future after their 2011 nuptials to seem on the sketch present. After three years of marriage, the couple expanded their household with daughter Georgia in 2014.

Forward of his infant’s start, Thompson mentioned that he was “terrified” about turning into a father. “I don’t know what to do with infants. Like, do you feed it and, like, put it away or one thing?” he joked on Late Evening With Seth Meyers on the time. “I plan to be, like, on the on line casino or one thing when she’s giving start. Simply form of like old-school it a bit bit.”

Evangeline later introduced that she was anticipating a second little one with the comic simply days earlier than giving start. “I’m often personal in relation to these private issues, however we’ve got lower than 5 days till this little lady is due and I’m simply TEW excited,” the mannequin captioned an Instagram video of her exhibiting off her child bump in July 2018.

Two months after their daughter Gianna’s start, Thompson gushed about his “huge joyful household.”

“Georgia’s busy proper now. She’s received faculty. So we miss her all through the day, however when she will get residence we go to dinner or one thing. That’s at all times good,” the Ohio native solely informed Us Weekly in September 2018.

The Kenan star additionally famous that his older daughter cherished her new function as an enormous sister. “Georgia is obsessed along with her. She’s at all times calling her ‘my child,” he continued on the time. “She’s like, ‘My child. Good morning my little child.’ She’s at all times wanting to carry her.”

Evangeline, for her half, has saved a low profile in relation to discussing her household. The actress beforehand opened up about how proud she was when her daughter joined Thompson as a visitor decide on America’s Acquired Expertise.

“Omg, this little one may let you know concerning the life story of any one that’s ever been on the present 🥴. When requested if she’d ever need to be on AGT;⁣ she mentioned yeah — however solely as a decide… Quick ahead a number of weeks, right here she is in @simoncowell’s chair. ⁣lol wut,” Evangeline wrote alongside an Instagram video of Georgia along with her father throughout an August 2020 episode of the competitors sequence.

She added: “I’ve at all times had a extremely laborious time processing issues like this (like, wut?) lol I didn’t even know that this was taking place till texts began coming in 🥴 however Georgia’s the perfect with it.⁣ ‘Mommy, did you see me steal the present?’ All the time, Woman.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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